Successfully defended my PhD thesis!!

Alhamdullah, on August 7, 2018, I have successfully defended my PhD thesis in Software Engineering!!!

 

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I am proud to announce that our ASE 2018 paper has been accepted!!

Mahmoud Hammad, Joshua Garcia, and Sam Malek. SALMA: Self-Protection of Android Systems from Inter-Component Communication Attacks. The 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2018), September 2018, Montpellier, France. (20% acceptance rate)

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UCI Graduate Hooding Ceremony 2018

On June 16, 2018, I had the great honor to be hooded by my advisor Prof. Sam Malek!
Thank you so much Sam for taking time of your busy schedule to honor me in this great moment in my life.

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My new website: https://hammadmahmoud.github.io/

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Alhamdullah! I passed my proposal topic exam

Alhamdullah! On April 18, 2018, I have passed my proposal topic exam.

Thanks to my committee members for their positive feedbacks to improve my dissertation!

Committee members:
Dr. Sam Malek (Chair)
Dr. Cristina Lopes
Dr. James Jones

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Our TOSEM paper will be presented at ICSE 2018, #Journal-first-Initiative!

Joshua Garcia, Mahmoud Hammad, and Sam Malek.
Lightweight, Obfuscation-Resilient Detection and Family Identification of Android Malware
ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), November 2017 (Accepted) (ICSE 2018 journal-first)

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My paper got accepted in the premier software engineering conference, ICSE 2018!

Hurray!!! My paper got accepted in the premier software engineering conference, ICSE 2018!

Mahmoud Hammad, Joshua Garcia, and Sam Malek.
A Large-Scale Empirical Study on the Effects of Code Obfuscations on Android Apps and Anti-Malware Products.
International Conference of Software Engineering (ICSE), May 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden. (acceptance rate 20%)

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HURRAY!!! Our TOSEM paper got accepted

Lightweight, Obfuscation-Resilient Detection and Family Identification of Android Malware
Joshua Garcia, Mahmoud Hammad, and Sam Malek
ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), November 2017 (Accepted).

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Our ESEC/FSE 2017 got accepted

Joshua Garcia, Mahmoud Hammad, Negar Ghorbani and Sam Malek. Automatic Generation of Inter-Component Communication Exploits for Android Applications. European Software Engineering Conference and ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE), September 2017, Paderborn, Germany. [Paper]

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I gave a talk at OC I.E.E.E. CyberSecurity

On March 22, 2017, I enjoyed sharing my research with the OC I.E.E.E CyberSecurity community. Its an hour presentation followed by 30 minutes Q&A.

 

More information about the event can be found here.

My talk has been mentioned in this I.E.E.E. monthly newsletter.

 

 

 

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